Ray Medeiros writes on PoliticusUSA:
The conservative pundits are trying to frame this debate along the lines that the deficit and debt of the United States was created by the liberal, nanny state programs. This is an outright lie they have drummed into the heads of the American people. Unfortunately, some of the pundits are trusted sources of information for millions of people.
The United States currently ranks thirty-fourth(34th) out of the thirty-four members of the OECD in regards to spending on social programs, DEAD LAST.
The amount the United States spends is currently only 7.2% of our gross domestic product on programs that make up our social contract with the American people.
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